The Missouri Legislature officially ended the state’s relationship with Smarter Balanced eliminating the $4.2 million needed to spend on the assessment.
A Missouri judge finds that Missouri’s membership in Smarter Balanced is illegal and has permanently enjoined the state to not pay membership dues.
Gretchen Logue and Anne Gassel of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core have joined Fred N. Sauer in filing a taxpayer lawsuit against Governor Nixon, Commissioner Nicastro, and other state officials. The lawsuit challenges Missouri’s payment of taxpayer money to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a consortium of states that is implementing tests aligned to […]
(CaffeinatedThoughts.com) Yesterday Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) out of the blue issued a press release calling for Wisconsin to repeal the Common Core. He said in a prepared statement, “Today, I call on the members of the State Legislature to pass a bill in early January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set […]
Gretchen Logue of Missouri Education Watchdog reported late yesterday afternoon that Governor Jay Nixon signed HB 1490 into law. He had until August 28th to sign the bill or veto the bill. He could have also let the bill go into effect without his signature. The bill will keep the Common Core State Standards in […]
The Missouri Legislature voted 131 to 12 in the House and 23 to 6 in the Senate in favor of the conference report for HB 1490. This bill, if signed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, would replace the Common Core State Standards by the 2016-2017 school year, and a new assessment to align with those […]
The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee passed SB 210 out of committee on a 17-0 vote yesterday after a 2 hour-long public hearing which included 900 written witness statements by those who supported the bill and testimony by the Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro who I was told didn’t really address the content […]